Winter Warmer - Upland Brewing Company
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Reviews by jlindros:
4.03/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I've had 2 really bad infected drain pour beers today, and one that was OK but really hard to drink. So hopefully this one is great and can make up for it. This is last year's batch, 2011, thanks to erric (reddit).
Pours a nice fluffy looking 1 finger head that has plenty of retention, and eventually fades with a nice thick lacing as well, it's a semi clear mahogany slight maroon reddish colored beer.
Nose has nice old ale aged subtle malts, those caramel brown malts that have an aged aroma to them, plenty of caramel and toffee, little nutty as well, nice candy like aroma but not really syrupy, light booze and soft malt, and maybe just a hint of oxidation.
Taste starts with nice aged malts again, old ale soft subtle almost chewy and creamy like malts. Then sweetness, not super sweet but the candy flavors, plenty of caramel and toffee, little nutty again, maybe a hint of a syrup flavor, a toffee nutty candy bar like flavor. Light bitterness with a hint of earthy hops but not much. Finish gets a bit more bitter with more earthy slightly spicy hops that I bet were a lot stronger when fresh. Lingering slight sweetness and sticky feel, and plenty more toffee, caramel, nutty flavors, and soft aged malts.
Mouth is fuller bodied, nice fluffy carb, just a hint of booze, and soft creamy feel as well.
Overall a nice beer, good aged soft malts, chewy and creamy without the syrupy flavors, great malt flavors nutty caramel and toffee, etc, and bitterness that sneaks up and I'm sure was a lot stronger when fresh, but a nice balance now with a year on it. I wonder how it will continue to age, wish I had another bottle.
Serving type: bottle
01-11-2013 03:45:51 | More by jlindros
More User Reviews:
3.64/5 rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
a - poured a two-fingers thick creamy tan head into a snifter that left great lacing and a thick sheet throughout. the body was a bright mahogany color.
s - caramel and toffee with some piney hops underneath.
t - big malty flavors with a hint of hops. a little heat in the finish.
m - bubbly and dry.
o - had some high points but overall it seemed a little conflicted.
Serving type: bottle
02-20-2014 21:33:11 | More by GPHarris
3.48/5 rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Type: ~14 oz on tap
From: Upland in Bloomington IN
Appearance: reddish brown and almost clear. small off white head that left a lacing.
Smell:sweet sweet malts. and hops
Taste: sweet malts and somewhat piney hops. I don't like the balance or the hops in this one
Mouthfeel: thicker and good but leaves that bad hop taste lingering.
Overall: not a big fan of this one. the hop and malt flavors don't do very well together
Serving type: on-tap
03-07-2013 01:03:22 | More by SportsandJorts
Winter Warmer from Upland Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.